Ab Afghanistan family has sold their infant child for marriage in exchange for $500 to feed following the humanitarian crisis rocking the country.
It was discovered that the baby girl is only three months old.
The reason behind the sale of the child, according to the girl’s parents, was due to severe starvation, lamenting that there is no means of survival for them.
The mother of the child said: “I wish I didn’t have to sell my daughter, but my other children are dying of hunger. So we have to sell this one”.
The father of the child added: “We are starving. Right now we don’t have flour or oil in the house. We don’t have anything”
The man who bought the baby girl for marriage has paid half of the money as requested by the family. He has paid $205.120 out of $500
The father of the child said he does not know how selling his child will affect him in the future but he has no choice.
The said man who purchased the baby will claim her officially when she begins to walk.
Statistics have shown that one in every five Afghanistan children will die due to severe starvation.
Afghanistan is currently facing one of the worst humanitarian crisis following the Taliban takeover.